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June 9 – Looking For Truth in The Only Right Place

2 Chronicles 32-33 John 18:19-40 “Pilate said, ‘So you are a king!’ Jesus answered, ‘You are the one saying I am a king. This is why I was born and came into the world: to tell people the truth. And … Continue reading

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March 10 – Through The Lens of Grace

Deuteronomy 10-12 Mark 12:1-27 “The Jewish leaders knew that the story was about them. So they wanted to find a way to arrest Jesus, but they were afraid of the people. So the leaders left him and went away.” (Mark … Continue reading

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January 13 – Loving the Oppressed, and the Oppressor

(Caught up by this afternoon!)  Genesis 31-32 Matthew 9:18-38 “When he saw the crowds, he felt sorry for them because they were hurting and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.” (Matthew 9:36 NCV) Wherever Jesus went, He preached the good … Continue reading

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May 8 – Hearing the Unexpected

Officer Scott Patrick of the Sarasota, Florida Police Department was walking into the department headquarters to turn in some paperwork when a car stopped in the middle of the road and honked at him. Figuring the driver needed help, he … Continue reading

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May 1 – Growth of the Church

Acts 14; Joshua 22; Job 31 When I was younger, traveling with my parents, around meal times my dad would start scanning for places to eat. He’d look for billboards advertising local restaurants. When he had found a possible place … Continue reading

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October 10 – Examples

Psalm 61; 2 Kings 5:15-19a; Acts 26:24-29 I’m going to start with a little quiz today. How would you fill in the blank? “I want to be like ___________.” If you are from my generation, or close to it, the … Continue reading

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July 15 – I’ll Pray For You

Psalm 15; Genesis 13:1-18; Ephesians 3:14-21 My pastor has encouraged our church members to adopt a new habit. When we go to restaurants and eat, he has suggested that we ask our waiter/waitress if we can pray for them. Now, … Continue reading

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September 28 – Pray For Our Leaders

2 John 1; Ezra 5-6; Psalm 93 The Jews had returned to Jerusalem to rebuild the Temple under the decree of King Cyrus. As they built though, opposition arose in the land until the people who had been resettled there … Continue reading

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October 31 – Praying for Authority

1 Timothy 2; Isaiah 34-35; Psalm 119:65-96 A number of years ago the joke was going around that someone ran for local political office not because they wanted to serve. They ran because they wanted to find out more about … Continue reading

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June 26 – Following Jesus

Mark 8:1-21; 2 Samuel 19; Daniel 12 When Christians have grown strong in society it is because they have been counter-culture. Society imposes certain rules and mores upon us as Christians and Christians have fought the culture with the power … Continue reading

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